It's because your form is set to flowed, to be able to set objects side by side your subform must be positioned
You can change the flowing content: Object Pallete -> under Subform -> Content
is probably set to Flowed
change it to Positioned
OK, I have different fields throughout the form. Some need to expand others don't. I grouped the fields I mentioned in with fields that needed to expand in the subform, so yes, it is set to "flowed" instead of "positioned". So should I make several subforms and use the adjustments you suggested? Use a subform for fields that do NOT need to expand and then create another subform for fields that DO need to expand...and continue this throughout the rest of the form
Still haven't found a solution to my problem.
Setting up the expandable fields with "flowed" did not help my formatting problem.
I wrapped the expandable sections into subforms and then left the items/fields below them that I wanted to keep side by side as they were.
This doesn't work because the expandable sections flow over the "positioned" items.
I want to keep things like checkboxes side by side but throughout my document I have fields that I want to expand.
If anyone has a workaround for this please let me know.
Basically, this is what my problem is.
I have questions on my form that need to expand. I can get it to expand without any problems.
But interwoven with those questions are questions that I don't want to expand (like yes/no checkboxes, one word answers, etc). I want some of those fields to be side by side.
If I wrap those "side by side" questions in with the "flowed" (expandable) subform it changes the formatting and places the yes/no fields in the vertical position - which I don't want, I want them side by side (horizontial)
Okay read carefully and create a new form just try this out, then you might understand how it works.
So you want a set of objects on the side of a set of objects (subform side by side of a subform)
E.g.: In your MainPage which is suppose to be set to Flowed, insert a subform (frmTop) which will be set to flowed
In frmTop, insert another subform (frmFlowed) which will be set to flowed
In frmFlowed, insert another subform (frmPositioned) which is set to positioned
In frmPositioned, insert 2 subforms (frmRight, frmLeft) which can be set to flowed or positioned(BUT might cause some error if set to flowed because it is inside a positioned subform)
Now you can set frmTop, and frmFlowed to "Flowed"... you can add as many subforms as you want inside frmTop and frmFlowed
Now frmPositioned will be flowing through the form frmFlowed with 2 set of objects side by side inside the two subforms (frmRight, frmLeft)